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Real Madrid will be hoping to return to winning ways in La Liga when they travel to the Basque Country to take on Eibar on 29 November.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 HD.

Overview

Eibar are on a three-match unbeaten run at home that has seen them climb to sixth in the La Liga standings. The Basque outfit have lost just one of their six games at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium - a 2-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid in September.

Midfielder Keko is suspended for Eibar after his red card in the 1-1 draw at Villarreal, but Ander Capa is back after serving a one-game ban. Goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez and forward Simone Verdi remain sidelined through injury.

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez is in desperate need of a convincing win after his team was dismantled 4-0 at home by champions Barcelona in last weekend's El Clasico. The Madrid club failed to convince in their midweek Champions League fixture as well, edging past Shakhtar Donetsk with a 4-3 scoreline in Ukraine.

Defenders Marcelo (thigh), Sergio Ramos (shoulder) and Raphael Varane (hamstring) will all miss the Eibar trip due to injuries, while playmaker Isco services the first of his two-match ban for his sending-off against Barcelona.

What managers say

Jose Luis Mendilibar: "We're not going to change because it's Real. We did the same at the Nou Camp. It's about being yourself and that's what Eibar will be. They do not have many problems with conceding goals, they know that, under normal circumstances, they're going to score more than the opposing side."

Rafael Benitez: "Reacting the way the team did after the game against Barcelona and going 4-0 up in the Champions League [against Shakhtar Donetsk] is really positive. Regardless of who I had fielded today we would have put in a good match, because the players knew what they had to do and they did it well; they showed quality, intensity and a real desire to perform well."

Form guide

  • Eibar: DWWLD
  • Last result: Villarreal 1-1 Eibar
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WLLWW
  • Last result: Shakhtar Donetsk 3-4 Real Madrid (Champions League)

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Eibar win: 6
  • Draw: 4
  • Real Madrid win: 4/9

Team news

Eibar possible XI: Riesgo; Capa, Dos Santos, Pantic, Junca; Garcia, Escalante; Inui, Enrich, Saul; Borja

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Danilo, Pepe, Nacho, Carvajal; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo